Oracle Ridge 8/28/2003
The Hike started out with mist shrouding some of the peaks and falling in suspended animation over the trail ahead of us. The recently rain-wetted ground emitted the odor of a doused and extinguished campfire. The scenery was both solemn and weirdly beautiful. The sight of burned trees with fallen bark revealing the skeleton structure beneath clashed with the abundance of many wild flowers fighting for new found growth space. Footing on the wet trail was less hazardous than expected. On the return trail, the mist transformed from gentle wisps sliding past our faces to a more persistent pelting of rain drops on our rapidly donned parkers. We arrived back at the cars physically dampened, but with spirits high.

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Oracle Mist
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Agave Mists
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Agave Mists 2
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Yucca Mist
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Agave Survivor 1
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Agave Survivor 2
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Agave Untouched
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Agave Wallpaper
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Burned Tree
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Hikers 1
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Hikers 2
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Hikers 3
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Hikers 4
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Hikers 5
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Hikers 6
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Hikers 7
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Hikers 8
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OracleRidge 1
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OracleRidge 2
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OracleRidge 3
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Gary Paying Respects


Photographs by Marc Borom
Tucson Cliffhangers Hiking Group © 2003